I'm joining Service Space because ... I believe in the power of compassion and connection
A good day to me is when ... I can do something nice for anyone.
My hero in life is ...my dad
My favorite book is ...Autobiography of a Yogi
One thing I'm grateful for is ... this life and the opportunity to serve.
Feb 25, 2018, 1 comments, 15 smiles It was a night of hugs and sacred connection! This circle had a unique flavor of old and new, far and near! It was a privilege to hold space with aunty Karoona, who’s in Dubai for just a month but made it for the evening. Aunty Nisha ( Sonia’s mom) Khusbu ( Sonia’s sister-in-law) , Vache ( Sehr’s friend) and Jacob,‘The Feel Good Guy’, were the ‘newbies’ who brought in their characteristic richness, vibrancy and variety. Meyank ,our old timer joined us after about a year and Sehr who had a super busy day, squeezed out an hour for collective silence . We were also joined by Zilong and his parents from Baotou, Inner Mongolia. The temperature there is -3 degrees, yet his parents stayed awake (Inner Mongolia time is four hours ahead) and sat at exactly 7:00 pm, Dubai time making the space all the more precious. Our kinship is sealed for many lifetimes! The evening was a mix of deep insight and lighter moments where we shared wisdom, humor, endless hugs and delicious food. ( The 'dhoklas' that aunty Nisha prepared were to die for). In other words, we fed the soul and the stomach!
Jan 27, 2018, 5 comments, 15 smiles After a gap of almost six months we, the Dubai community, were able to come together and connect in silence. It was a homecoming that was long overdue and deeply missed! There were challenges no doubt but when the intention is pure, all hindrances are overcome. Just a day before the scheduled date, Neha, our faithful coordinator, messaged to break the news that confirmations were canceled. This news however didn’t deter my plan or hurt my feelings as it would have in the past. (Vipasana therapy to the rescue!) I was determined to sit in silence even if it meant being alone (in the physical sense). Then at around 3:45, another message popped up with two confirmations, followed by yet another soon after. I silently offered gratitude to the universe and allowed the beautiful evening to unfold in its natural rhythm. What is meant to be, will be is what the ... Read Full Story
Apr 16, 2017, 2 comments, 9 smiles Upon reflection, I get this strong feeling that it is the house on street 47’s karma to be a space of silence for us all. The very idea of holding ‘awakin’ materialized on its own and out of a casual afternoon conversation. It’s been almost a year and that ‘silent space’ is home to both veteran and novel seekers. Every ‘awakin’ has its own unique charm. I remember the very first one where Adhar arrived an hour early and instantly fell in love with the garden. He spent almost thirty minutes soaking in the beauty while I fried ‘papads’ in anticipation of the rest. Neha, a very dear friend led us, and the evening that unfolded was such that there is no turning back. For the second ‘awakin’, Ajyinka arrived puffing and panting having walked from the bus station to the house. Of course, it’s only two km, but to do ... Read Full Story